Quinnipiac Men's Ice Hockey Ranked 9th In The National Polls
The Quinnipiac men's ice hockey moved to 9th in the USCHO.com Divison I Poll and the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine Division I Polls as announced on Monday, Oct. 21, 2013.
The Bobcats are coming off a weekend sweep of then-No. 9 UMass Lowell, tipping the River Hawks at Tsongas Arena before defeating UMass Lowell in the Bobcats' home opener at the High Point Solutions Arena, 3-1, on Saturday, Oct. 19.
Michael Garteig improved to 3-1-0 on the season with the sweep of UMass Lowell. On Friday, Oct. 18, Garteig stopped 21 of UMass Lowell's 22 shots on goal in a 3-1 win at Tsongas Arena. On Saturday, Oct. 19, in the Bobcats' home opener, Garteig stopped 23 of the River Hawks' 24 shots on goal in another 3-1 win. He improves to 3-1-0 with a 1.51 goals-against average and a .958 save percentage. Nationally, Garteig was one of five goals in NCAA Division I hockey to pick up two wins this past weekend, and the only one to beat a ranked team twice.
A week after scoring his first career goal on his first career shot in the Bobcats' win against Alaska-Fairbanks, Derek Smith found the back of the net for his second career goal on his second career shot in a 3-1 win at No. 9 UMass Lowell. Despite missing on his third career shot in the Bobcats' home-opener on Saturday, Oct. 19 - also a 3-1 win against UMass Lowell - Smith assisted on two Bobcat goals as he led all first year Bobcats with three points for the weekend. Smith was one of two ECAC Hockey freshman to total three points for the weekend, and also blocked five shots on the weekend
|USCHO.com||Division I Poll|
|Team||(First Place Votes)||Record||Points||Last Poll|
|2||Notre Dame||-11||4- 0-0||928||4|
|10||St. Cloud State||1- 0-1||516||11|
|15||Lake Superior||4- 0-0||237||NR|
Others receiving votes: Minnesota-Duluth 79, St. Lawrence 61, Alaska-Anchorage 50, Clarkson 50, Union 27, Colorado College 16, Ferris State 16, Harvard 11, Air Force 10, Alaska 10, Bowling Green 10, Western Michigan 8, Ohio State 5, Niagara 3, Canisius 1, Dartmouth 1.